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Tuesday 21 October 2014 11:06 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Bletchley 28-33 Maidenhead

Maids bagged a much needed bonus-point victory over hosts Bletchley in the battle of the bottom two teams in South West 1 East.

Defeat would have left Maids bottom of the table.

Victory pushed Maids out of the bottom three and up to 11th on 11 points.

They are trailed by Reading (10pts), Buckingham (8pts) and Bletchley (5pts).


16:00 Fri 17 Oct 2014
Mike Virgo After a woeful start to the season which has seen them win just once in six starts, every game for Maidenhead RFC is now a 'must-win'. That's according to head coach Allan Greene after having
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18:13 Sat 11 Oct 2014
Mark Childerhouse Maidenhead (7) 15, Windsor (10) 21 Maidenhead RFC were five minutes away from an unexpected derby triumph over in-form Windsor RFC before two late scores took what would have been a memorable triumph away from
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16:00 Thu 09 Oct 2014
Joy of Six There's been goals galore for Maidenhead United this week as they followed up Saturday's 4-3 away win at Whitehawk with a 6-2 thumping of Weston-Super-Mare on Tuesday. For this week's SportsTALK, Graeme and Dan take
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16:00 Mon 13 Oct 2014
rugby Maidenhead and Windsor faced off in a hard-fought local rugby derby at Braywick Park on Saturday - with both head coaches feeling their side was the better team. It was Windsor who came away with
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16:17 Fri 10 Oct 2014
Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC may be underdogs in their clash with rivals Windsor at Braywick tomorrow (Saturday), but head coach Allan Greene says he has no doubts his team can raise their game and win. Maids beat
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09:00 Thu 09 Oct 2014
James Emmanuel Allan Greene characterised Maidenhead's 30-13 defeat at Trowbridge on Saturday as a potential victory which slipped through his team's fingers. The head coach said his side created numerous opportunities to score but their failure make
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09:04 Wed 08 Oct 2014
London Wasps Rugby club Wasps look set to move to Coventry's Ricoh Arena after the club confirmed the city's council had approved the sale of shares in the stadium to the club. The former London club's home
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10:00 Mon 06 Oct 2014
London Irish RFC's Gerard Ellis Exciting young hooker Gerard Ellis has signed a two year contract extension with London Irish that will keep him at the Club until at least 2017. Gerard has been at London Irish since the age
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16:14 Mon 29 Sep 2014
DJ Campbell scored on his debut for Maidenhead on Saturday. The FA cup took centre stage in this week's show as Maidenhead United and Burnham were back in action. Inspired by former Premier League striker DJ Campbell, The Magpies strolled to a 4-0 victory over
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16:00 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Claires Court School u18s Two Claires Court School teams won national sevens tournaments to cap a memorable season. The u18s started their ISA competition well, beating Sexey's School from Devon 35-0, Trinity School, Croydon 26-5, and the home team
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com